The Great Waldo Pepper

Episode 019


High above the clouds flies the second greatest pilot who ever lived…The Great Waldo Pepper! A biplane pilot who missed his chance at glory in World War I takes up barnstorming in George Roy Hill’s third collaboration with Robert Redford. Quentin and Roger discuss Hill as a great thematic filmmaker, the powerful use of music and silence, the crazy real-life plane stunts, and a scene so heart-wrenching, many viewers couldn’t recover. Then, they reach deep into the psyche of Waldo Pepper, discussing chasing your dreams and the consequences of living a lie.

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Where’s Waldo Pepper?